The Measure of Strategic Success
President Donald Trump, in remarks to journalists on Air Force One as he departed the Philippines back to the U.S. from his history-making 12-day Asia tour, characterized the trip as "tremendously successful," noting its value for national and world security, and that the $300 billion in deals that were signed could soon triple.
But it is more than that.
In a dozen American states which are the direct beneficiaries of many of those deals—from Alaska to West Virginia to Montana—a sense of relief and even optimism is returning, as the prospect of emerging from the country's prolonged economic nightmare begins to take shape in people's minds.
But it is more than that, too.
An op-ed in today's Global Times of China goes further, proclaiming in its headline that "U.S. Participation in Belt and Road Inevitable"—a policy initiative distinctively associated with Lyndon and Helga LaRouche. Author Wang Yiwei, the director of the Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University, writes that the trade deals from President Trump's trip to China "will enable the U.S. to better learn about the potential and prospects for economic cooperation. Against this background, it is time for the U.S. to reconsider joining the Belt and Road initiative, which offers wider space for cooperation." Author Wang even recommends that the two countries could work together on infrastructure, perhaps first in developed countries, like in the U.S. Midwest, and that U.S. and China could establish a "global infrastructure investment bank."
But the measure of strategic success is more than even that.
We are facing a situation of even greater opportunity than 1989, Helga Zepp-LaRouche stated today, when the fall of the Berlin Wall opened the prospect for Mankind to replace the bankrupt trans-Atlantic old order with policies for a New Paradigm that Lyndon LaRouche and his movement specified at the time. That opportunity was tragically wasted, Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche has repeatedly stated.
"Back then we only had our ideas," she elaborated today, "but you didn't have any force that would implement them. But now you have the largest country in the world that is moving in the direction of implementing it, allied with 70 other countries. You have the whole Asian process, that is completely dominated by that new paradigm. And that reality is asserting itself in the U.S. and in Europe as well."
What we are up against in that fight today, is the British Empire's liberal Establishment and their brainwashing of the population through agencies such as the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF). "We have attacked the CCF throughout this whole period," Zepp-LaRouche stated. "They shaped the entire cultural paradigm in the post war period. The entire left-liberal elite and their axioms come from CIA- and State Department-financed cultural brainwashing by the CCF. On top of that you had the Frankfurt School; then the 68ers; and then you had imposed on that the Greenie Paradigm. So that if you look at the amalgam of all of these brainwashings, you have the elite neo-liberal establishment who are now going under, and who are freaking out about Trump, and naturally about China and Russia and so forth.
"This is a wrong world outlook," Zepp-LaRouche continued. "They are anti-science, they are anti-classical culture. From the standpoint of history, they will go under, like the scholastics in the Middle Ages, because they believed in something that did not correspond to the laws of the universe.
"It's important to reflect on this, because these are our opponents; this is what's behind the Mueller way of thinking, apart from some other nasty neo-con components and so forth. The reason that they hate us is because of what Lyndon LaRouche has written. They hate his method of thinking, passionately."
Zepp-LaRouche concluded: "The battle in the U.S. is wide open; it can be won. But these people are still there, so we have to really move hard against them. Lyndon LaRouche's method of thinking is so superior; we should not fall below that standard at any moment. So let's have the perspective of winning this battle and this war."
That, and nothing less, is the full measure of strategic success.